At Foxcreek Dental in Oakville, our dentists offer custom-fitted dental appliances to help improve and protect your oral health and overall wellbeing.
What is a Dental Appliance?
Maintaining good oral health is more than just brushing and flossing. For those of us who play sports, who clench or grind our teeth or who snore, dental appliances can help preserve and protect our oral structures, and the health of our whole bodies.
Dental appliances offered at Foxcreek Dental – such as mouth guards and sleep apnea devices – are used to help improve and protect the health of your oral cavity.
Snoring & Sleep Apnea Appliances
Sleep disorders can disrupt your sleep and negatively impact your overall health and wellbeing.
For patients who snore, their relaxed throat tissues cause the airway to restrict, creating the sound of snoring as oxygen is forced past. For patients with sleep apnea, their throat tissues over-relax and obstruct the airway, forcing the brain to wake them up to breathe.
At Foxcreek Dental, we provide custom-fitted oral appliances to move the lower jaw and tongue muscles to open the airway. This helps improve your flow of breath and prevents you from waking up throughout the night. Our dentists may also prescribe the use of a CPAP machine if you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea and are ready to get a good night's sleep.
Custom-Fitted Mouth Guards
Our dentists offer custom-fitted mouth guards that fit comfortably over your teeth to protect them from damage while sleeping or playing contact sports.
If you get hit in the mouth during a sports activity, a mouth guard provides a cushioned barrier between your teeth and the soft tissue of your mouth to help protect your smile.
If you grind your teeth during sleep, a mouth guard will help protect your teeth from damage. If you clench your jaw, a mouth guard will also help prevent you from clenching and provide some pain relief.